Julie Rovner

Chief Washington Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News and host of KHN’s podcast “What the Health?” In that capacity she writes for major national publications and appears frequently on television and radio to discuss health policy topics. Prior to joining KHN in 2014, Rovner spent 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she covered the passage and implementation of the Medicare prescription drug law and the Affordable Care Act, among others. She previously covered health policy for National Journal’s CongressDaily and for Congressional Quarterly. She is the author of several books, including Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z.

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